University of Delaware
August 24, 2018

Join us for the second Newark Futures Workshop!

Join the second Newark Futures Workshop! Sponsored by the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration and the Community Engagement Initiative, this workshop will focus on University and City plans. Peter Krawchyk, Vice President for Facilities, will present University development plans. Mary Ellen Gray, Planning and Development Director for the City of Newark, will present […]

College students huddle on the sidewalk underneath a colorful mural painted on a cream-colored brick building. The mural reads "Welcome to Roanoke."
August 14, 2018

A Universal Calling: How Service Can Connect

What comes to mind when you think of cross-cultural traditions? You could think of sharing food or music among others, but community service is something that might be overlooked in this realm of globally shared values. Service experiences can create powerful bonds in ways unseen elsewhere. While I have acknowledged and cherished this aspect of […]

Three friends stand in the foreground while volunteers add siding to the house behind them.
August 7, 2018

Service Across Cultures and Countries

Different perspectives on service On the first day of Spring Break, I had the opportunity to serve as a site leader for the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) Habitat for Humanity Trip. I was very excited to be involved in service learning with international students and OISS. I have had really positive experiences […]

Illustration showing two people providing support for someone with an illness.
July 31, 2018

How Community Taught Me My Own Limitations

Community service often leads to more positive perceptions of the people we work with and, equally importantly, builds confidence in ourselves by increasing the belief that we can make a difference. While my community services experiences have certainly instilled in me these central elements, they have also significantly highlighted my shortcomings. Repeatedly, volunteering made me […]

Twenty-one volunteers, the majority dressed in blue UDab t-shirts, pose and smile beneath the ASP sign.
July 24, 2018

The Wild and Wonderful Aspects of Service

“Wild and Wonderful” Those are the words greeting you as you cross the border into West Virginia. When people think of West Virginia they think of typical rural stereotypes like being very religious, having thick accents, and being very set in their ways. However, once you take the time to get to know a place—especially […]

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